Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Minority Fellowship Program for Master's Level Degrees
Behavioral Health Specializations Focusing on
Children, Adolescents, and Youth Transitioning into Adulthood
The Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association has been awarded the "Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program- Youth (NITT-MFP-Y)" grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The NITT-MFP-Y is a component of the President's Plan, "Now is the Time," which was developed to increase access to mental health services for youth in America. The primary goal of the NITT-MFP-Y is to reduce health disparities, and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master's level behavioral health professionals. The fellowship focuses on the behavioral health care of children, adolescents, and youth transitioning into adulthood (aged 16-25). In 2015, thirty fellowships will be awarded.
How to Apply
Complete the MFP-Y online application.
Call for Applications extended until all vacancies are filled.
- Admitted to or currently matriculating in master's level programs that have behavioral health (psychiatric mental health and/or substance use) disorders prevention and treatment specialty programs.
- Committed to developing a career that focuses on providing behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and youth transitioning into adulthood (16 – 25).
- Full-time enrollment in an accredited master's degree program in nursing.
- Enrolled in core courses that will prepare the student to become board certified in behavioral health (psychiatric mental health and/or substance use) specialties.
- American citizen or permanent resident.
- Member of an ethnic or racial minority group as designated by federal guidelines: Asian or Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders.
- Evidence of membership in the American Nurses Association (ANA).
- An annual stipend of $11,500 will be disbursed directly to the MFP-Y Fellow.
- Assigned mentors, online lectures and discussions with world-class clinicians and researchers, webinar-based seminars, peer support, virtual study groups, and other tools to strengthen knowledge and skill sets that are necessary for continuous professional development in behavioral health.
This fellowship is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Grant# 1T06SM061725-01.
Contact information: Email Janet Jackson. Call (301) 628-5247 . Website: www.emfp.org.